New York, NY, September 01, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory-focused webcasts, has announced today that Carol A. Friend, Business Immigration Practice Group Chair, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled “Are You Prepared for Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s I-9 Audits?” This event is scheduled for September 19, 2012 from 12:00pm- 2:00pm (ET).
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About Carol A. Friend
Carol A. Friend chairs the Business Immigration Practice Group at Honigman and has over 15 years of experience providing employment-based immigration legal services to national and foreign concerns in many industries, including biotechnology, automotive, robotics, engineering, non-profit, and information technology, and she serves as immigration counsel for one of the world’s largest agricultural biotechnology companies. She has significant experience counseling employers on I-9 and E-Verify compliance programs, audits and providing in-house training programs. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and has been named in Best Lawyers in America from 2009 to 2012, in Michigan Super Lawyers in 2010 to 2011 and as one of DBusiness magazine’s Top Lawyers from 2010 to 2012. She is also Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated.
About Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP
Honigman is a leading business law firm based in Michigan with an international practice. Headquartered in Detroit with offices in Lansing, Oakland County, Ann Arbor and Kalamazoo, the firm has attorneys practicing in more than 50 different areas of concentration. Honigman’s highly credentialed attorneys and staff, along with its customer-service focus, provide clients in a wide variety of industries timely and cost-effective counsel. For more information about Honigman visit www.honigman.com.
As Form I-9 enforcement has been stepped up under the current administration, an increasing number of employers are being penalized for I-9 compliance violations, including violations related to electronic I-9 systems. It is essential for employers to understand how to properly complete and retain I-9s whether by paper or electronically and understand the pros and cons of using electronic I-9 software. Balancing the compliance requirements of the law while avoiding discriminatory practices is key.
The Knowledge Group has assembled a team of thought leaders to help you understand the compliance requirements as well as the pitfalls and resulting penalties faced by many employers. You will learn important information that will assist you in bringing your company into compliance before your company is served with a Notice of Inspection by ICE.
About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Congress was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit: www.knowledgecongress.org.